The Cheviot Hills, from which this breed of sheep gets its name, form the border line between England and Scotland. The Cheviot Sheep Society was formed in 1890 and is one of the oldest sheep societies in existence.

Hill Cheviot Prime Hoggs

Thursday 19th March 2009

The Cumberland & Dumfriesshire Farmers Mart held a show and sale of hoggs on behalf of the Hill Cheviot Sheep Society at Longtown on Thursday 19th March, 2009.

A tremendous entry of 29 pens of 20 hoggs were forward and ably judged by John Horncastle of North Country Primestock who awarded the championship to a pen of 46kg hoggs from Messrs Carruthers, Woodhall, Eastriggs which realised £84 to Woodhead Bros.

The reserve champions were a pen of 43kg from Messrs Little, No 9 Howes which realised £80 to Euro Quality Meats.

The 580 hoggs forward averaged £71.94 per head and 40.4kg which equated to a 180p.kg average.

Prize Winners
Up to 36kg
1st Falnash 34kg selling at £66 to J Tucker
2nd Chanlochfoot 34kg selling at £62.80 to J Tucker
3rd Tushielaw 35kg selling at £63.80 to Messrs Staveley

36.5kg to 41kg
1st Becks 40kg selling at £76 to J Tucker
2nd Crawsknowe 40 kg selling at £72 to Euro Quality Meats
3rd Lawshall 39 kg selling at £72 to J Tucker

41.5kg and over
1st No 3 Woodhall (Champions) 46kg selling at £84 to Woodhead Bros
2nd No 9 Howes (reserve) 43kg selling at £80 to Euro Quality Meats
3rd Woodhousehill 45kg selling at £80 to Woodhead Bros

Auctioneers: C & D Farmers Mart

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